Gucci Has Opened a Luxe New Restaurant in Florence

Cool Sh*t / 23 January 2018

High fashion pasta? Gucci’s latest brainchild has foodies and fashionistas rejoicing.

If you’re like us, you’ve been caught more than once ogling Gucci’s glitzy handbags, whacky dresses and diamond-encrusted sneakers. In the spirit of all things luxe, this internationally renown fashion label has now opened a 50-seater restaurant, because why not?

Where, you might ask? Well Florence, of course. Aptly titled Gucci Osteria (osteria meaning a place serving wine and food), this new fine dining venue forms part of their ‘Gucci Garden’, an exhibition space run by the brand.

If you’re planning a trip over to Florence in 2018, you’ll find a 50-seater space embellished with teal green walls, eclectic prints and eye-catching snake motifs. At the helm of this exciting venture is triple-starred Michelin chef Massimo Bottura. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Bottura is the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant based in Modena, Italy which has been listed in the top 5 at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards since 2010.

We’re told that the menu at Gucci Osteria is equal parts traditional and contemporary, offering up a few culinary twists. Expect menu items such as parmigiano reggiano tortellini, buttery cacio e pepe, and creamy mushroom risotto. On the menu are also dishes inspired by Bottura’s international travels, including Peruvian tostadas and Asian-inspired pork belly buns.

If you thought that a dish at Gucci Osteria was bound to break the bank, think again. Main dishes are priced relatively reasonably, at around 20 to 30 euros ($24-$36) each.

This restaurant opening follows in the tracks of Giorgio Armani offering fine-dining restaurants at its hotels in Dubai and Milan, the Dolce & Gabbana Gold Restaurant and Dolce & Gabbana Martini Bistrot in Milan, and Ralph Lauren with Ralph’s Restaurant in Paris. Roberto Cavalli also has an international chain of cafes. Go figure.

For more info on where to find Gucci Osteria, you can check out the official website here